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Lofholm’s to become Forslund Building Supply

Business

NORWAY — The former Lofholm’s Building Center has been sold and will reopen this spring under the Forslund Building Supply name. The owners of Lofholm’s approached Forslund in October about taking over the business at 109 U.S. 2 in Norway, said Karla Semenak, controller for Forslund ...

School resource officer proposed for Florence County Schools

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School District administrator is preparing to make a pitch for public funding to have a law enforcement officer in the schools. Ben Niehaus told the county board Tuesday the district is gathering information on the potential costs to have a full-time ...

UW Extension sets workshop on USDA Farm Bill, insurance

Business

COLEMAN, Wis. — The UW-Madison, Division of Extension offices in Marinette and Oconto counties will offer a workshop to help crop producers better understand crop insurance and how their USDA Farm Bill crop program decision can interact with their crop insurance decisions from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ...

Tiffany, Zunker advance in race for US House seat

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Tom Tiffany defeated veteran Jason Church in their party’s primary to fill Sean Duffy’s incomplete 7th District Congressional term representing much of northern Wisconsin. Tiffany will meet Democrat Tricia Zunker, who won her own primary, in a May 12 ...

Kingsford woman gets prison for selling meth

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman convicted of selling methamphetamine will spend a minimum of three years in prison. Alissa Cmejla, 38, was sentenced Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to as many as 30 years for the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony ...

Two teens found dead inside vehicle in L’Anse

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L’ANSE — Two Baraga County teenagers are dead and another is hospitalized in Green Bay, Wis., after they were found in a car at the end of Silver Road, according to the Baraga County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, deputies responded about 4:15 p.m. Monday to a call about ...

Snowy start to the day

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John Trester of Iron Mountain clears the driveway at his home on Park Avenue in Iron Mountain. The area received about 3 inches of snow overnight into this morning, according to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment plant.

IM braces for costs to replace lead ‘goose neck’ water pipes

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 2020 paving schedule is being prepared but work on some of the worst streets may be delayed because of the need to replace water main “goose necks” containing lead, City Manager Jordan Stanchina said Monday. Some streets are “going to have to wait a few years ...

Norway continues upgrades on hydroelectric facility

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday approved replacing the second turbine shaft in the Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Facility’s Unit 1 generator at an estimated cost of more than $300,000. An inspection during the city’s ongoing Sturgeon Falls Hydro Runner Replacement Project last ...

IM board presents school Pride awards

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School Board has tapped two in the district for Pride awards. The awards, given monthly to students or staff members who represent Mountaineer spirit and district pride, were presented to Rhonda Carey, a science teacher who has been with the district 25 ...

Proposed GOP tax cuts advance in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers began a last-minute drive to pass their $250 million income tax cut plan Monday, pushing the bill through the Legislature’s finance committee and setting up floor votes in the Senate and Assembly this week. The measure is moving with breathtaking ...

Wisconsin primary voters to narrow 7th District field

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will winnow the field of candidates for state Supreme Court and an open congressional seat representing northern Wisconsin in primaries today. The Supreme Court primary pits incumbent conservative Justice Dan Kelly against liberal challengers Jill Karofsky and Ed ...

Wisconsin Assembly eyes constitutional convention

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, including imposing term limits on federal offices. Wisconsin would become the 16th state to pass such a resolution ...

Taking in the tourney

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The crowds that turned out for the 2020 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup got to witness a new hill record Sunday as Clemens Aigner of Austria flew 144 meters, or 472 feet, to best the previous mark of 471 feet that had stood since 2009. For a full recap of the tournament results ...

Niagara grocery store changes name, ownership

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Late last year, Tim Potterville closed the Pembine Food Depot, the small grocery store he had owned in that Marinette County community for 26 years. “Too much competition,” 55-year-old Potterville said, noting discount retailer Dollar General had opened in Pembine. “I ...

Crystal Theatre to dismantle historic Moller pipe organ

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Theatre has decided to bid farewell to its “Mighty Moller” theatre pipe organ, a favorite among patrons since first installed nearly 30 years ago. In a news release, the theatre’s board of directors said it no longer can justify the considerable expense for ...

Michigan official: Election Day should be a worker holiday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday. Benson said she's encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as ...

Local boards list meetings

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes quotes for tree removal and a bid opening for lift station repairs. Norway City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the council chambers at City ...

Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky ...

New hill record at Giant Pine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A new hill record was set today during the Continental Cup competition at Pine Mountain. Clemens Aigner of Austria flew 144 meters, or 472 feet, to set the mark during the first round of official jumps at the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup. The previous mark ...